9 Things Our Cats Can Teach Us

9 Things Our Cats Can Teach Us

By Raquel D.

As we’re going about our busy lives each day, we may forget what’s most important. Our cats, on the other hand, have plenty of free time and much wisdom to spread from it. From all their nine lives, here are nine things cats can teach us:

1. It’s okay to let yourself relax.

Mastering the art of relaxation is not always easy, but it’s well worth the effort.

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2. Bring plenty of fun into your life, whenever you can.

All work and no play can make anyone feel stressed and unfocused. There are many simple ways to have more fun, too, if pouncing a toy (like your pet) doesn’t suit your fancy. 

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3. Enjoy nature

When life gets busy, it’s easy to forget to appreciate the beauty of nature. If you ever do forget, try taking in the natural world through your cat’s eyes.

4. Show your loved ones that you care about them.

As our cats have taught us, there are many ways to show affection. Whichever way you decide to show it, your kindness will not only strengthen your bond, but will also give you both a hefty mental health boost!

5. Be Generous.

Generosity is one way to show you care.  (Though maybe not everyone loves a dead mouse at their feet.)

6. Don’t be shy about expressing what you want.

There’s nothing selfish about open communication; it helps others understand you better. Of course, impatiently shouting out your needs like some kitties tend to do is not the best tactic.

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7. Be Careful…

In all life’s ventures, use your best judgment and stay safe out there.

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8. …But don’t let fear hold you back.

Remember that you’re capable of accomplishing amazing things.

9. Take care of yourself.

Sometimes, self-care can make all the difference.

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So, the next time you’re seeking sage advice, perhaps the best philosopher to turn to is your own cat!

About the Author

Raquel began volunteering for Heaven on Earth in her free time in June 2021, just after graduating from college with a BA in Psychology. She is a lifelong writer with a love for animals, psychology, and continuous learning. She shares a bond with her three cats: Mowgli, Bagheera, and Sheeba, who are each around four years old.